Sooty 2.0 - Autozam AZ-3 B5ZE - rear bumper respray



  • I'm now a poor student! This is my almost rust free daily driver to be :-) Bought from Jayom's brother, cheers Jason, was nice meeting you!

    Bought condition/stats:
    1.5 DOHC B5ZE
    79k miles
    Drum rear brakes
    Jspec dash
    No sunroof
    Chronic paint work - washed with gravel!
    Virtually no underbody rust :-D
    Leaky exhaust
    Windscreen cracked
    Aerial filled in badly
    Crap aerial installed on roof

    The eagle has landed:

    Unexpected surprise, I think it developed during transit.

    Got annoyed with my stainless exhaust not being in sections, had to take off subframe from old car to get it off! Also had to lengthen the midpipe to reach the catalytic convertor.

    Washed with bricks? :lol:

    Rear shot, exhaust installed! Those terrible bump strips will be tackled!

    Front bumper madness, just going to bin that one and replace with my old one.

    My new home for mechanical madness.

    Short term plans:
    Transplant stainless exhaust DONE :-)
    Weld in patch where OEM aerial was
    Weld in patch where crap aftermarket aerial is
    Replace wind sceen
    Replace front brakes (discs worn)
    Replace ball joints
    Oil change
    Rocker cover gasket
    Disty O ring DONE
    DA buff whole car aggressively
    Remove bump strips etc
    Front bumper swap
    Rear lexus lights
    MOT, register, insure and tax!

    Mid term:
    Swap over refurbed polybushed subframe
    5 Stud set up and SSR type Cs
    Polycarb hatch
    Tidy interior with best bits

    Longer term:
    TURBOOOOOOOOOOOOO on a budget
    LPG?
    Delete air con?
    Respray in summer DIY



  • The eagle has landed :)

    How do you like the import dash over teh stock one bud?



  • Very strange seeing it in someone elses yard!

    Best of luck with it bud :bigok:

    And eh, more pics of that FD ;)



  • Looks a nice little starter project, good luck Dood! I would so keep air-con if I had it!

    Mmmm FD looks tasty too!



  • Lori - I like it! I like it probably because it's different. I see some handy modding potential in it too. Adjustable steering wheel is nice to have too. And the groin vent under the wheel haha

    Jason - thanks :) FD pics will have to wait ;)

    Foxy - Ahh I know the air con is nice (thought not needed atm!) but man does it ugly up the engine bay! Maybe see if it can look better somehow.

    Had some more time today to start working loose the rear subframe.


    What a pleasure working on the mechanics of this car! All the bolts in the process of rear subframe removal came off without heat, violence or cutting :) Even the caged nuts on the body attachment of the trailing arms came off. Also I see this car has the cool trailing arms too. All loosened up ready for my refurbed and poly bushed subframe to go on. BUT I need to recover some rear disc handbrake cables first from the old car.



  • @52d741452c=Marco:

    Lori - I like it! I like it probably because it's different. I see some handy modding potential in it too. Adjustable steering wheel is nice to have too. And the groin vent under the wheel haha.

    Yup, it's the reason my equipe now has the Eunos dash with the Adjustable steering wheel.



  • Know what you mean Marc I think that about the PS lines sometimes, but no
    way I could do away with them!

    Good times on all the bolts, although secretly I bet you are missing the heat, swearing & violence ;)



  • good work look forward to see this turbo'd :mrgreen:



  • Yea I'll evaluate the lines later, perhaps they can be rerouted :-)

    Cheers DJ can't wait! Fun to have a project that won't crumble when I jack it up :D



  • Funky interior pics:

    My refurbed subframe with wytbushings/polybushes has been installed complete with disc conversion. I HATE drum brakes! Had to swap over the v6 handbrake cables too. Gave them a clean up too. Loads of things have been painted with POR-15 and hammerite.

    Waiting for a replacement DS caliper to arrive, my bleed nipple sheared, then tried using an extractor which also sheared off :(

    I'll have to put up pics of my under side soon, looking good… :)

    I've also phoned up about windscreen replacement £120 new plus vat (plus fitting I guess). £60 for a transplant from the old car. First I have to tackle the roof welding.

    So you have a hole, here's what you do:
    fill it with bog roll to catch moisture and encourage rust
    pile in filler several cm thick
    paint

    Good job:

    Smiley face haha:

    Plan is to cut donor section out of old car and weld in. Should be exciting lol

    And my other treat isn't so bad, the previous owner who did this needs to be banned from car work!

    Looks easy enough to patch in.

    Got a nice new bottle of pureshield argon ready for action. Need to pick up some mild steel welding rods and get TIGing.



  • Oh you bastard…

    I want that HVAC panel, you dropping the AC?

    Either way, looks fooking sweet, and nice work already.



  • Lol sorry!

    Ac haven't decided. I'll see how much I use it. Don't even know if it works yet!



  • @94f1cda4d5=Marco:

    Lol sorry!

    I'll let you off :P

    Good luck with the project bud, I picked up one of the new AC sets on ebay last year for £80. Going to be nice having a 100% new AC system installed. :)



  • Ah nice! I resisted. Maybe should have haha.



  • Might be selling mine, depends on if I want to install it :)



  • Disclaimer - I had nothing to do with that botch job on the roof :shock:



  • that"s a nice one,Marco.i had one years ago from IRL and loved it soo much,til somebody drove into side and wrecked it complitely.mine was 1992.



  • @0104344c75=edymikis:

    that"s a nice one,Marco.i had one years ago from IRL and loved it soo much,til somebody drove into side and wrecked it complitely.mine was 1992.

    Ouch.. That looks painful.



  • Flip unlucky Edy.

    Lol Jason we know you're innocent…

    I've started the patching in of said roof today.

    Will hopefully finish that tomorrow. I've currently got it tacked in place. TIG welders are awesome :-)



  • That is very tidy job :respect:


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